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Romantic oceanfront lodging and dining on the Mendocino Coast

Our menu is handcrafted daily from the freshest available ingredients.

Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup
Vegan soup with caramelized ginger, onions, fennel, coconut milk, Thai curry paste, cilantro, & toasted coconut garnish.
$ 8.00
Seafood Chowder
With bacon, Prince Edward Island mussels, Manilla clams, shrimp, sherry wine, fresh dill, Yukon gold potatoes & garlic crouton garnish.
$ 9.00
Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed with zesty roasted garlic dressing, house-made croutons, Parmesan cheese, & lemon.
$ 8.50
$ 10.50
Point Reyes Blue Cheese Salad
Mixed organic greens tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette, garnished with red grapes, toasted spicy walnuts, crumbled Point Reyes blue cheese, sliced Fuji apples, & crispy fried leeks.
$ 8.50
$ 10.50
Pan-Seared Sea Scallops
Fresh jumbo scallops, sprinkled with ground Porcini mushrooms, served golden with a Sambuca, garlic & lemon butter sauce, garnished with grilled fennel & roasted red bell peppers.
$ 14.50
Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell
Half dozen Fanny Bay oysters served chilled with two sauces: Mike's "famous" Mojo Sauce, & a fire-roasted red bell pepper cocktail sauce.
$ 14.50
Mediterranean Style Calamari & Rock Shrimp Appetizer
Tender calamari & rock shrimp lightly poached & tossed with capers, caramelized onions, & fresh basil, served chilled with grilled Heirloom tomatoes & crumbled Feta cheese.
$ 13.50
Peppered Ahi Tuna
#1 grade ahi tuna, sprinkled with cracked black pepper, served medium-rare with a warm Shiitake mushroom & Napa cabbage salad, with house pickled ginger & wasabi.
$ 16.00
Thai Style Dungeness Crab Cakes
Fresh Pacific crab blended with shrimp, water chestnuts, ginger & green onions, & served crispy with tossed greens & a spicy coconut-curry dipping sauce.
$ 14.50
Steamed Shellfish
Prince Edward Island mussels, Manilla clams, & tender rock shrimp with caramelized bacon, brandy, lemon, & finished with a touch of cream & fresh basil.
$ 13.00
Chef's Choice Three Course Menu
House-Smoked Salmon & Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta
Local wild mushrooms & salmon smoked over cherrywood, in a rich Asiago cream sauce with garlic, white wine & fresh basil, served over Penné pasta, with a first course tossed greens, beet, walnut & Feta cheese salad, with a choice of house-made sorbet or chocolate mousse.
$ 32.50
Main Courses
Grilled Mediterranean Style Portabella Mushroom
jumbo mushroom topped with sautéed sweet onions, asparagus, zucchini, calamata olives & feta cheese, topped with breadcrumbs & served with creamy polenta, with a tomato & basil butter sauce.
$ 18.50
Roasted Tomato Marinara Pasta
Fresh oven-roasted organic tomatoes with roasted garlic, sweet onions & fresh basil, tossed with Calamata olives, white wine & mushrooms, over Penne pasta with Feta & Asiago cheeses.
$ 18.50
Baked Alaskan Halibut
Fresh Pacific fillet, with a pistachio & Panko crust, served golden & sauced with a red grape beurre-blanc, served with a red grape relish, toasted orzo pasta-wild rice blend & steamed asparagus.
$ 29.50
A.R.I. Cheeseburger
Choice Angus beef grilled to order & served on a fresh house made sesame bun with Monterey Jack & sharp cheddar cheeses & choice of tossed side salad.
$ 14.50
Grilled Verasso Salmon
fresh Chilean fillet, lightly seasoned & served over basil pesto cream sauce & toasted orzo pasta-wild rice blend topped with roasted bell pepper-toasted pinenut relish & steamed asparagus.
$ 27.00
Pan-Roasted Rock Cod
fresh fillet, lightly seasoned & served golden with a local Chanterelle, Trumpet Royale & Piopini mushrooms, shallot & Madeira wine cream sauce, with toasted orzo pasta-wild rice blend & sautéed vegetables.
$ 26.50
Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin
Tender pork marinated with raspberry vinegar, garlic & truffle oil, sliced thinly & sauced with a Shiitake mushroom, blue cheese, cream & veal stock reduction. Served with garlic-mashed Yukon gold potatoes & green beans.
$ 25.50
Grilled Filet Mignon
Certified choice beef gratinéed with sun dried tomatoes & Feta cheese, sauced with a wild mushroom & brandy demi-glaze, served with garlic-mashed Yukon gold potatoes, & sautéed vegetables.
$ 32.50
...add three grilled prawns $ 39.50
Lime & Ginger Grilled Prawns
Sweet jumbo Mexican white shrimp marinated & basted on the grill with lime, ginger, garlic & soy. Sauced with a tangy cilantro lime butter & served with steamed coconut Jasmine rice & caramelized beets.
$ 29.50

"The Albion River Inn has the best views and the best chef - Stephen Smith - between San Francisco and Seattle."

-Men's Journal

“You'll wine and dine unforgettably from Chef Stephen Smith's superbly prepared menu and the award winning wine list.”

-Wine Spectator


“Most Romantic”

-Karen Brown's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards

“The wine ideal oceanfront destination.”

-Diversion Magazine

“Best United States Wine List Award”

-Restaurant Hospitality Magazine

"Million-dollar views, a fireplace and piano music make for magical evenings at this Californian refuge overlooking the misty cliffs of Albion, where superior food and unrushed service delight diners."

-Zagat Survey

“Mark Bowery's wine and spirits the kind of list that a wine lover instantly recognizes as having been chosen by another wine lover-and it extends 28 pages...”

-Departures Magazine

"...step out on your private deck and take in one of the most outstanding blufftop views of the Mendocino Coast."

-Sunset Magazine